Book marketing

Producing a professional book is no easy thing, but selling it is even harder! On the Reedsy Blog, we share the latest book marketing trends and inspiration to make the process a bit easier.

How to Write an Amazon Book Description That Sells (+ Examples)

Apr 20, 2018 – Book Marketing

A successful book description turns a potential buyer into a buyer by quickly conveying why it's worth a reader's time. Find out how to write yours in this post! Read more →

How to Write a Killer Author Bio (With Template)

Apr 12, 2018 – Book Marketing, Perfecting your Craft

Learn how to write an author bio that gets readers' attention. This definitive guide includes tips from professional marketers and a free template. Read more →

Creating an Effective and Timely Book Publicity Plan

Mar 21, 2018 – Book Marketing

When should authors start reaching out to editors for reviews? When should they send out galleys? And when should you hold the launch party? Read more →

The 11 Best Marketing Books for Authors

Mar 15, 2018 – Book Marketing

The ten best marketing books for authors — all hand-picked by the marketing professionals on our marketplace! Read more →

70+ Book Marketing Ideas to Rocket-Boost Your Sales

Mar 14, 2018 – Book Marketing

Discover 70+ book marketing ideas to sell your book! Includes tips on preparing for your book launch and growing your platform — plus a free book marketing checklist. Read more →

Authors: Build Your Street Team in 4 Simple Steps

Dec 07, 2017 – Book Marketing

Want to get strangers to do your book publicity for you? Discover how to grow your author street team to get reviews and word-of-mouth. Read more →

Going Viral: 5 New Opportunities to Get Book Reviews

Jul 12, 2017 – Book Marketing

Book reviews in newspapers? They're a thing of the past. Find out how today's authors are reaching millions of readers thanks to a new breed of reviewer. Read more →

Becoming an Amazon Bestselling Author with a First Fiction Book: An Interview with ML Banner

Jul 06, 2017 – Book Marketing

In this interview, indie author ML Banner reveals how he followed in Hugh Howey's footsteps and became an Amazon bestselling author with his first book. Read more →

Amazon Ads for Authors: Boost Your Sales TODAY

Jun 15, 2017 – Book Marketing

Learn how to use Amazon ads to leverage Kindle's bestselling books to your advantage. Includes step-by-step instructions. Read more →

Paleo Publishing: A Caveman's Guide to Book Marketing

Apr 13, 2017 – Book Marketing

For outdated book marketing advice, who better to ask than a recently unfrozen caveman author? Read our interview with the Stone Age Stephen King. Read more →

Using Tricks of the Librarian Trade to Market my Book

Mar 30, 2017 – Book Marketing

Novelist Melodee Elliott shares how her Library Sciences degree came in handy when it came to marketing her novel and thinking like a reader. Read more →

5 Reasons Why Selling to Libraries Needs to be a Top Priority

Feb 22, 2017 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Publishing industry expert Amy Collins reveals why self-publishing authors should try to get libraries to stock their books. Read more →

The 21 Best News Roundups for Self-Publishing Authors

Feb 08, 2017 – Perfecting your Craft, Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Don't miss out on the best new articles and tips for self-publishing authors. Add these 21 exceptional roundups to your regular reading rotation! Read more →

How to Identify a Target Audience for Your Book in 3 Steps

Aug 04, 2016 – Book Marketing

Refine your target audience and start marketing your book in all the right places. We show you a simple 3-step system to find your core readership. Read more →

Self-Publishing Tips from one of the UK's Bestselling Authors

Jun 07, 2016 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

For those of you who are still skeptical about the extent of self-publishing's promise, Adam Croft is all the inspiration you need. With 150,000 copies sold in the first quarter of 2016 and a book deal with Amazon, things are only looking up for this new indie giant. In this post, he shares his t... Read more →

How I Failed at Promoting my Novel with Amazon Advertising

May 12, 2016 – Book Marketing

At Reedsy, we like to stay on top of new marketing opportunities for authors. We covered Product Hunt Books when they launched. Advertising on Amazon (via Amazon Marketing Services) is not “new”, however, it is still, largely, an untapped resource for authors. In this guest post, indie author Eli... Read more →

Written Word Media: An Awesome Ad Platform for Authors

Mar 10, 2016 – Book Marketing

One of the questions we get most often at Reedsy is: "where can I promote my book". You're probably already familiar with Bookbub, but their exclusivity makes it hard for the emerging author to get a promotion with them. This is where Written Word Media come in: another proven ad platform for aut... Read more →

Getting Your Book Coverage in the National Press

Jan 21, 2016 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

This is a guest post by Douglas Wight, freelance journalist, author, publisher and book serialization specialist. He explains how authors can get book coverage in the national press… and get paid for it! Book Coverage: Making A Splash How many “likes”, how many “followers”, how’s your “discoverab... Read more →

Getting "Traction" for Your Books — Interviewing Justin Mares

Nov 06, 2015 – Book Marketing

“Most startups don't fail at building a product. Most startups fail at getting traction.” — Traction Book The same can be said of books. Most authors don’t fail at writing a book, they fail at finding their readers and selling the book to them. This is why we’ve always stressed how authors and st... Read more →

Publishing a Fundraising Field Guide, by Carlos Eduardo Espinal

Aug 14, 2015 – Book Marketing

Three days ago, we experienced the mixture of fear, excitement and fascination that comes with a book launch. We released our very first book under the Reedsy imprint: a Fundraising Field Guide, by Carlos Eduardo Espinal, partner at Seedcamp (Europe’s #1 Acceleration Fund). Reedsy is not really ... Read more →

Pinterest for authors: a step-by-step guide

Jul 28, 2015 – Book Marketing

Pinterest is the social media site that has every wannabe chef and bride-to-be totally hooked. It allows users to “pin their interests” to create virtual scrapbooks filled with hundreds of inspirational images: recipes, vacation destinations, home decor, wedding details, etc. With about 70 millio... Read more →

Is It Worth Partnering With A Book Marketer?

Apr 13, 2015 – Understanding Publishing, Book Marketing

Expert book marketer Mike Doane explains why it can be a good idea for authors to partner with a book marketer, and how to do it in a fair way. Read more →

"Keep Going" — An Interview with #1 Amazon Bestsellers Mark Edwards and Louise Voss

Mar 25, 2015 – Book Marketing

Success doesn’t happen overnight. It is often the result of hard work put in over the years. And Mark Edwards and Louise Voss’ success story tells us as much. They are known for being the first indie authors to ever reach #1 on back in 2011. Now with Amazon Publishing, their latest b... Read more →

Reader Magnets and Amazon SEO — Nick Stephenson on Author Marketing

Mar 09, 2015 – Book Marketing

Last update: 07/06/2017 “You’ve got to think about what the benefit is for the reader.” This is what author marketing is all about, according to bestselling author Nick Stephenson, who we have the pleasure of interviewing today. We first reached out to Nick over a year ago, when he had started ... Read more →

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